Thank you!



This year has been so amazing! I just cannot remember what my life was like before I started this blog. I just feel like I gained so much more experience, confidence and a lot of new inspiration!

And I honestly could not have done it without you!

Blogging is so much fun, but it makes it so much better to see that people appreciate what you are doing and support you on the blogging journey. 

Thank you all very very much!  

Here are some of my favorite moments of the past year:









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New Years Wallpaper




Celebrate the new year by dressing up your laptop or computer! I made this new years wallpaper to get in the festive mood for the brand new 2013!
It is completely free, so start celebrating!
Just click on the size of your laptop screen and download the image!



Please let me know what you think of the wallpaper and if you would like me to share more free wallpapers in the future! 

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Pumpkin Cupcakes

What a better way to treat yourself during the holidays, then to make some yummy pumpkin cupcakes!

Here's how:


For the cupcakes:
  • 600 gram pumpkin (uncooked)
  • muffin/cupcake pack for 12 cupcakes/muffins(+ ingredients mentioned on the box)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- Preheat the over according to the instructions on the cakebox.
- Slice the pumpkin into pieces and bowl them for about 10 minutes. 
- Drain the pumpkin pieces and use a blender to blend them. Let the mixture cool down.
- Mix the cupcake recipe like it says on the box.
- Add the remaining ingredients and the pumpkin to the cupcake mixture. Mix the dough until it's         smooth.
- Put the mixture in cupcake molds and place them in the oven. Follow the instructions on the box for the exact time they have to bake.

Let the cakes cool down before you decorate them with the frosting!



For the frosting:
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 250 grams of cream cheese
  • 2-3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 
- Mix the butter and the cream cheese together.
- Add the powdered sugar and the vanilla extract to the mixture. And keep mixing.
- Choose a fun way to apply the frosting on your cupcakes!







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Merry Christmas!


Happy holidays everyone! 

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Glitter Nail Polish DIY

Are you also in the mood for some festive glitter nail polish, but al the shops seem to be closed because of the holidays?
Well not to worry, because I have the answer: just make you own fabulous glitter nailpolish!

All you need is some glitters and sheer nail polish, and you will be looking sparkling in not time :)

Here's how:

Take some sheer nail polish and glitters. I used two small glitter tubes in different colors.

Roll a piece of paper up and place it in the top part of the sheer nail polish.
Poor the glitters into the nail polish.
Shake, shake, shake!




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Last Minute Christmas DIY's


Are you like me, and have you been procrastinating making that perfect hostess gift? Or are you still putting your christmas outfit together, but there's still that personal touch missing?

Not to worry! I have the perfect last minute DIY's for you that are easy and quick to make!

Here's a list of the useful tutorials sorted by how long it takes to make them (easy right?!)

Less then 10 minute DIY's




Less then 30 minute DIY's



Happy Christmas Crafting!

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Feather Snowball DIY

Here's the last Christmas Week Tutorial. It has been such a fun week, and I just love all the christmas decorations in my home! I hope that you have enjoyed this christmas DIYweek as much as I have, and please let me know if you have any more christmas DIY wishes!

Today I am sharing a very easy 2-minute DIY with you, to create that pretty and fast last-minute christmas decoration:

Just take an empty snowball, a couple of feathers in the color you like. And just place the feathers inside the snowball. Use a pretty ribbon to hang the snowball in your christmas tree!

All done!




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Modern Wooden Christmas Tree DIY

I just love christmas decorations and especially the big tree to hang them in! I unfortunately don't really have the space for a big tree, and my boyfriend and cats aren't really sharing my love for the big green tree :)

So I decided to build a more modern looking tree to hang my decorations and ornaments in and keep everybody happy. It was actually really easy to make and it looks pretty cute, being small with big ornaments hanging from it! 

1. Collect some branches ( I actually bought mine for 2 euros at Action, a Dutch store)
2. Place the branches on the floor to see what it will look like. Mark the pieces that need to be made smaller.
3. Use a handsaw to shorten the branches that are to long.
4. Use a drill to insert screws to connect the branches with the tall branch in the middle. (or if you prefer, you can use nails and a hammer)

All done! Let's go decorate!

 



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Felt Christmas Ornament DIY

I just love felt! It's such an easy material and it just seems to match with everything!
That's why I just couldn't have a Christmas DIY Week without some cute felt ornaments :)
Here's how:

1. Download the Free Printable template to get the shapes in the right sizes.
Print the printables and cut the shapes out.

2. Trace the shapes onto the fabric and cut them out. (make sure that you cut every shape twice for the front and the back).
Take a piece of ribbon and place it double on top of the ornament between the two layers.

3. Start stitching the two pieces fabric together using the 'blanket stitch'. 

4. When you're almost finished stitching the two pieces together, fill the inside with some soft filling.
Continue stitching the ornament until you made the full circle.

All done!



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